Centre démocrate humaniste (cdH) President Maxime Prévot reacted strongly on Thursday to criticism launched against his party by Ecolo co-President Jean-Marc Nollet, describing the statements as disdainful and arrogant.
After the humanists refused to take part in talks with the Parti Socialiste (PS) and Ecolo on Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Nollet lashed out at the cdH, accusing it of “looking at its navel while the planet burns.”
“We’re going to do our utmost for everything that’s in the notes to translate into a government agreement, rather than run away from everything as the cdH does,” Nollet had said on morning interviews on radio.
Such statements “are loaded with disdain and arrogance towards us, as is often the case with him,” Prévot charged, adding that the cdH has not been looking at its navel, but rather, “assumes its defeat”.
“With the planet burning, we have expressed our readiness to support any relevant text,” said the cdH president, whose party dropped to 5th and 6th place in Wallonia and Brussels respectively following the 26 May elections.